1. 10 typical perspective errors

    helpyoudraw:

    electricalice:

    Drawing perspective is considered one of the hardest things in art, except the mistakes usually done are pretty much always the same and can be avoided with a little care.

    1. Lines not reaching the vanishing point

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    Well this is pretty simple to avoid but it’s the most common mistake. It’s probably due to either carelessness or really not having understood the basic of perspective. I encourage you to go back and find some basic tutorial for this.

    Anyway, be ALWAYS careful about where to ‘send’ your lines, they NEED to go towards the correct vanishing point or it will just look awkward. Double check if necessary.

    And always, ALWAYS use a ruler.

    If your style requires lines that are a bit less geometrical (as mine do, I have a style of inking that’s sketchy so ‘perfect’ lines drawn with a ruler usually don’t fit well in the picture) use a ruler anyway for the pencils and then ink later by freehand. At least you’ll have correct guidelines underneath.

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    For traditional drawing be sure you have a ruler and be sure to use it for each one of your lines.

    Modern drawing software will help you a lot with this if you draw directly on computer: painting software such as Clip Studio Paint or Manga Studio 4EX or 5 have perspective tools that will automatically snap your lines towards the vanishing point.

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    it’s quite a long tutorial, you’ll find the rest under the Read More or you can download the pdf file here

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    more wips I wanna finish

    more wips I wanna finish

     
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  4. 08:26

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    Reblogged from damoselcastel

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    damoselcastel:

tagsy:

reversere:

Do you know that female Wyvern Lord design shows butt too?
Like wow, we have these people going to war, they’re gonna ride scaly wyverns and fly, they’re gonna wreck havocs. How should we design their battle costume?
Panties. Yes, of course. Fully functional.

Now I wanna draw FE dudes in their female class outfits…

I don’t know who on the design team decided miniskirts where’s short enough and that Battle Panties were necessary, but those poor bare butt cheeks and cold thighs.

Also, ever tried horseback riding in shorts?
Horrible horrible horrible chafing.

    damoselcastel:

    tagsy:

    reversere:

    Do you know that female Wyvern Lord design shows butt too?

    Like wow, we have these people going to war, they’re gonna ride scaly wyverns and fly, they’re gonna wreck havocs. How should we design their battle costume?

    Panties. Yes, of course. Fully functional.

    Now I wanna draw FE dudes in their female class outfits…

    I don’t know who on the design team decided miniskirts where’s short enough and that Battle Panties were necessary, but those poor bare butt cheeks and cold thighs.

    Also, ever tried horseback riding in shorts?

    Horrible horrible horrible chafing.

     
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    Lunatic mode waifu <3

    Lunatic mode waifu <3

     
  6. claire-sketches:

    dinolich:

    veesdumpingrounds:

    tiny tutorial thing I meant to make for the people I sometimes help out on portefolios : ) just wanted to share perspective doesnt have to be a bugger, yknow ? 

    great advice! In storyboarding no one has the time to draw out full and complete perspective grids, these are great ways to get a sense of depth and field in a short amount of time.

    Great advice on perspective!

     
  7. 14:19 29th Mar 2014

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    Reblogged from half-windsors

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    half-windsors:

    insertfandomreference:

    after you’ve been through like a string of fandoms and you’ve decided your favourite character/s for each one, there will come a day when you will list all your faves from each fandom side by side and look at them carefully and realise

    you have a type

    CHARACTERS WHO HAVE STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING AND JUSTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Sherlock Holmes
    • Robb Stark
    • Steve Rogers
    • Erwin Smith
    • Allison Argent
    • Carol Marcus
    • Charles Xavier

    i blame tagsy

    JUSTICE!!!!!!

    (Source: dudewithabow)

     
  8. 00:30

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    Reblogged from lumella

    Tags: useful postsvisualities

    lexxercise:

    I’ve been getting a lot of asks lately about the brushes and textures I use in my work, so here’s a BIG FAT REFERENCE POST for those of you who were curious! Bear in mind that I’m really lazy and don’t know what half the settings do, so don’t be afraid to experiment to figure out what works best for you :>

    BRUSHES

    Pencil

    I use the pencil tool with SAI’s native paper texture both for sketching and for applying opaque color with no blending. Lower opacities give it the feel of different pencil hardnesses, while full opacity makes it more like a palette knife, laying down hard-edged, heavy color for detail work or eventual blending with other brushes.

    Ink Pen

    Mostly made this because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to have to keep turning my textures off/opacity up when I wanted to ink something (even though I don’t do it very often), or lay down flat colors. I find the line quality to be much more crisp than Photoshop, and you can manually adjust in-program stabilization to help smooth out hand wobbles.

    Round Brush

    The plain ol’ brush tool acts as sort of an in-between for me in terms of brush flow. It’s heavier than my usual workhorse brush, for faster color application and rough blending, but not as heavy as the pencil tool, which has no blending at all. I like to use the canvas texture on this brush to help break up the unnatural smoothness that usually accompanies digital brushes, but it works just fine without.

    Flat Brush

    A brush tool set to flat bristle is by far my favorite to paint with. I don’t use any textures with it because I think the shape of the brush provides enough of that by itself. I use it for everything from rough washes to more refined shaping and polish. It’s just GREAT.

    Watercolor

    Best used for smooth blending, washes, gradients, and smoky atmospheric effects.

    Cloud

    Basically a grittier version of the watercolor tool, because too much smoothness weird me out. Good for clouds and fog, as the name suggests, or just less boring gradient fills.

    TEXTURE OVERLAY

    To further stave off the artificially smooth look of digital painting, I almost always overlay some sort of paper texture, and it’s almost always this one, which I scanned and edited myself. You’re all welcome to use it, no permission required!

    Using overlays in SAI is just as easy as using them in Photoshop. Just paste the texture into its own layer above everything you want it to apply to, and change the layer mode to Overlay. That’s it!

    Want a more prominent texture? Up the contrast. Something more subtle? Lower the contrast or reduce the layer opacity. You can also use a tinted overlay to adjust the overall palette and bring a little more color unity to an otherwise disparate piece! Just be aware that too much texture can hurt the readability of the work beneath it, so I’d err on the side of subtlety.

    Hope that helps!

    -L

     
  9. 22:24 13th Mar 2014

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    Reblogged from idk-how-to-art

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    artists-help:

    More redlines!

     
  10. 02:36 18th Dec 2013

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    Reblogged from irish-hugz

    Tags: Guild Wars 2

    drawgirldraw:

    rincewitch:

    robothyena:

    We need to talk about the character designs in Wildstar.

    We need to talk about the character designs in all science fiction and fantasy franchises that feature non-humans.

    Wildstar is a science-fiction MMO currently in beta, developed by…

    Some interesting trivia about the Guild Wars 2 Charr, quoting from Anet Character Artist Kirsten Perry:

    Finally, there was the matter of the chest. It really didn’t make any sense to have boobs on a charr female, particularly with all the effort we took to make her sleek and fierce. We thought they should have no breasts at all or at least hide them under some fluffy fur. Above all else, we needed to be true to the race, of course! There was still some debate, however, so I gave them a choice: either be subtle and downplay the breasts (it wasn’t a point of the race, anyway) or go full-on realistic. Yes, that’s right —none or six!!

    And we all know what direction they ended up going.

     
  11. 22:25 8th Dec 2013

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    Reblogged from xmangotart

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    ejscreationsart:

    deviantart:

    Resources from PANDORA-9!

    helpyoudraw:

    Sources: [x][x][x][x][x][x]

    LOOK AT ALL THESE WONDERFUL ART RESOURCES OMG.

     
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    Guess I can submit these now! Stickers drawn for some frands
doesn&#8217;t Gol look so pleased with himself'Decapitated three flame legion champions today &lt;3'
Gol&#8217;s colors are off because I lost the original file to sai crashing and all I had was a tiny flattened grayscale :(

    Guess I can submit these now! Stickers drawn for some frands

    doesn’t Gol look so pleased with himself
    'Decapitated three flame legion champions today <3'

    Gol’s colors are off because I lost the original file to sai crashing and all I had was a tiny flattened grayscale :(

     
  13. Me and some friends did the draw your favorite shingekis in what you wore that day and..

     
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    aaaand another

    aaaand another

     
  15. kinspirational:

    bird wing references

    sources

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